Meghan Markle (or should we say the Duchess of Sussex) has changed out of her Givenchy by Clare Waight Keller wedding gown into a custom slinky dress by Stella McCartney for the evening reception at Frogmore House. For her second wedding dress, Meghan turned to another British female designer, Stella McCartney, to create a more Hollywood gown.
Although the evening reception is a private event, the couple waved as they drove in a vintage E-type Jaguar with the personalized license plate E190518 in a cinematic moment that looked like it was straight from a James Bond film. Meghan opted for a white halterneck gown made of silk crepe with a fitted bodice and a flared floor-sweeping skirt, with a huge aquamarine ring on her finger that belonged to Princess Diana. As with her first wedding dress, this is a sleek, modern look with no embellishment or lace and a focus on clean lines.
Clare Waight Keller is the first female artistic director of Givenchy and she said of the commission Meghan's wedding dress: "We wanted to create a timeless piece that would emphasize the iconic codes of Givenchy throughout its history, as well as convey modernity through sleek lines and sharp cuts."
With these two dresses Meghan will change bridal trends, moving them away from lace to a cleaner more minimal designs. "We're thrilled to see Meghan embracing and leading a new trend in wedding dress style," say the experts at Bridalbook.co.uk. "Ever since Kate and William's weddings, lace has dominated wedding dresses in the UK, with 45% of UK brides wearing lace on their big day in 2017 and only 16% wearing satin or silk. In comparison Meghan's dress is striking, structural, demure and clean evoking a very traditional and reserved look that is still forward thinking and modern in style.
Just as with Kate's influence, we are sure to see Meghan's dress completely transform the wedding dress styles for many years to come.”